Sports Betting

Angela Ruggiero, chief executive and founder of the Sports Innovation Lab, and former Olympic gold medallist spoke at the recent SportBusiness Summit in Miami about the impact of sports betting on athletes and the technology sector.
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The International Cricket Council has demanded that Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera share footage which allegedly shows evidence of spot-fixing carried out by English, Australian and Pakistani players

Data-sharing deal is first between a major US sports league and  sports betting operator   Partnership – worth $25m over three years – serves as model for other stakeholders to follow   NBA ensur
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New Mexico this week became the fifth US state to legalize sports betting since the Supreme Court decision in May – and the sixth in total – despite the absence of a regulatory framework. Santa An

In its continuing search for sports betting revenues following the repeal of a federal ban, Major League Baseball is now seeking a cut from casinos on wagers placed on the sport.

Nascar has taken a calculated gamble that legal sports betting will further engage its audience and attract new fans and commercial partners to the embattled motor racing series. A

The Dallas Mavericks are hiring former professional sports gambler Bob Voulgaris as director of quantitative research and development, according to ESPN.

NBA deputy commissioner and chief operating officer Mark Tatum has said the NBA is still hopeful that the United States can arrive at a federally-regulated sports betting model

The Pro14 club rugby union competition has named Sportradar Integrity Services as its integrity partner in a “multi-year agreement."

The National Football League stands to gain more than $2.3bn (€1.9bn) per year in additional revenue thanks to legalised sports betting, according to a recent Nielsen Sports study.

West Virginia became the fourth state to launch legalised sports betting following the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a federal ban in May after a soft opening on Thursday

World football’s governing body Fifa has said the 2018 World Cup generated estimated global betting turnover of €136bn ($159.7bn) and was free from any evidence of match manipulation behaviour.

North American ice hockey league the NHL would be open to striking partnerships in the gambling sector, according to commissioner Gary Bettman

North American basketball league the NBA has struck a pioneering deal that makes MGM Resorts International the official gaming partner of the organisation and the women’s WNBA.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Tepper wins race to take over Carolina Panthers; Supreme Court rules in favour of sports betting; and NBA play-off ratings continue to soar.

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With technology that can now identify suspicious activity, and the potential for increased viewing figures and greater fan engagement, supporters of sports betting in the US believe they may soon be able to overturn prohibitive legislation that dates back 25 years. SportBusiness International finds out more.

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Gamification may no longer be the next big thing, but it still offers rights-holders the chance to build their brand, increase engagement and even improve standards. Andy Fry speaks to organisations that are getting it right.

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